GHSA BY-LAWS STUDENTS ENROLLED IN GRADE 8/DEFINITION OF PERMISSIVE TRANSFERS/DEFINITION OF A MIGRATORY STUDENT G. 3 p. 69 Students enrolled in grade 8 in a middle or junior high school that is a feeder school to the high school may participate in Spring Practice at that high school. These students must be pre-enrolled at that member high school. Once pre-enrolled, the student has established his/her eligibility at that high school. G. 4 p. 69 No student (eighth grade or above) may participate in more than ten (10) days Spring Practice, and may participate for no more than one (1) school. 160 p. 19 School Service Areas/Transfers/Migrant Students/Migratory Waiver 1.67 p. 20 A permissive transfer is defined as an allowance by a local board of education for students and/or their parents to choose a school to attend without regard to the location of residence. 1.67 (a) p. 20 A student transferring from member school to member school on a permissive transfer is considered a migrant student. 1.63 p. 20 A migrant student is a student who transfers to a GHSA school without a bona fide move or without one of the exceptions listed in by-law 1.62. The student may participate or compete at the sub-varsity level, but may not compete at the varsity level for one calendar year from the date of his/her entry into the new school. 1.70 Recruiting and Undue Influence 1.71 p. 21 Recruiting and undue influence is defined as the use of influence by any person connected directly or indirectly with a GHSA school to induce a student of any age to transfer from school to another, or to enter the ninth grade at a member school for athletic or literary competition purposes, whether or not the school presently attended by the student is a member of the GHSA. (a)The use of undue influence to secure or retain a student for competitive purposes is prohibited, and shall lead to penalties being assessed against either school. Note: This violation may cause the student to forfeit eligibility for one year from the date of enrollment. (b)Evidence of undue influence includes but is not limited to: (1) Personal contact initiated by coaches, boosters, or other school personnel in an attempt to persuade transfer. (2) Gifts, money, jobs, supplies, or clothing. (3) Free transportation. (4) Free admission to contests. (5) An invitation to attend practices and/or games. (6) A social event (other than an official school wide Open House program) specifically gear for prospective athletes. (7) Free tuition. (8) A coach asking a prospective student for contact information. (c) Complaints or reports of violations of this rule will be investigated and handled on a case by case basis. If coaches are found to be in violation of the recruiting rule, a copy of the investigation will be forwarded to the Professional Standards Commission of the Department of Education. Also see Policy and Rule Compliance pages seven and eight in the Griffin – Spalding County Schools Athletic Coaches’ Handbook.
Transition to College If you have questions about the NCAA eligibility process and would like tips for helping the high school student athlete transition to college, please visit NCAA.org/playcollegesports or NCAA.orgeligibility center or corecoursegpa.com.